Five new graduates join Cooke & Arkwright commercial teams

Investment in talented individuals part of long term development strategy

26 November 2015

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Five new graduates have been enrolled by Cooke & Arkwright’s commercial teams over the past year as part of the firm’s long term strategy of supporting talent within the sector and helping them to develop the high standard of skills and professionalism required of Chartered Surveyors, and to become the best in their fields in Wales.

Ian Newbury has an honours degree and is currently enrolled at the University College of Estate Management studying an MSC in Real Estate. He joined Retail Agency where his work involves agency lettings, acquisitions and sales, as well as Landlord & Tenant matters for institutional and private landlords, and national retailers.

Hazel Davies works with the Investment and Development Land department teams. She graduated with a degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and is also undertaking a Masters degree in Real Estate Management with the University College of Estate Management. Her experience to-date has ranged from marketing a large residential development site in west Wales to a retail investment sale in east Wales.

George Watts has a BSc in Building Surveying and assists the Building Surveying team on a variety of instructions for retained clients throughout south Wales. This includes full Schedule of Condition Surveys prior to more complex repairs, as well as organising and liaising with clients, structural engineers, contractors and clients’ customers.

Most recently, Jamie Turbervill and Rhian Howells joined Valuation and Land Agency respectively. Jamie has a degree in Sports Psychology and a Post Grad Diploma in Real Estate from the University College of Estate Management, and is currently assisting with asset valuations for a public organisation on properties throughout Wales. Rhian formerly trained as a London Solicitor and has a degree in Geography, a PGDip in Law and an MSc in Land and Business Management. She is currently marketing a 143 acre arable and stock farm in the Vale of Glamorgan by way of formal tender.

Pictured: Hazel Davies, George Watts, Jamie Turbervill, Rhian Howells and Ian Newbury

Cooke & Arkwright have provided independent property consultancy services to the College for a number of years. This advice has included property valuations and negotiation around property acquisition and disposal, rent reviews and the preparation and negotiation of the College’s farm business tenancy agreement. The College has consistently received an excellent and professional service from Cooke & Arkwright and their valuable support to the College is recognised and appreciated.

Bob Bates, Director, Coleg Gwent